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Old 02-14-2003, 12:09 AM   #5
Chris Li
 
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Thomas Froman wrote:
I think that is close. In the excellent book Aikido Shugyo, even though no clear definition is given Shugyo is explained as " 'ascetic training' , constant training in order to unite body, mind and heart." I hope that helps.
Basically, it means any kind of intensive study or training. I believe that the word has it's roots in Buddhist ascetic training, but today it's used for everything from Budo training to studying for the Junior High school entrance exams.

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Chris

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